Meet The Team
Andrew is a 39-year-old man from the St. Louis area of Missouri. He has a passion for helping those in need and has dedicated his life to do just that. When he was 18, he became addicted to drugs and found himself in a downward spiral for many years until he finally found sobriety almost 20 years later. Since then, he has dedicated his life to helping others overcome addiction and find a better life.
Andrew is an enthusiastic and determined leader, who values communication and understanding. He is passionate about creating spaces of healing, self-discovery, and growth. He is a natural advocate and strongly believes that the only way to true wellness is through a combination of honest self-reflection and professional care.
In the last few years, Andrew has successfully opened a transitional living facility for veterans in need of holistic addiction recovery and healing. He has devoted much of his life to fostering close relationships and building a communal home-like environment that promotes health and well-being. The residents there are served with a daily system of mindful therapy and meditation, 12-Step recovery programs, art therapy, and other holistic healing services.
The success of the facility has made Andrew feel humbled and proud, knowing that he has been able to contribute to the healing of those who are on the journey to lead a healthy and more productive life. He is a man of incredible tenacity and spirit and will continue to strive to make a difference in the lives of those who are in need.
Director of Housing
Jordan Hampton is a person is long-term recovery. Jordan currently is credentialed with CPS, MARS, and multiple specialty trainings. Jordan began his work with The Gateway Foundation as an EPICC recovery coach. Jordan went on to work with the ARCHway Institute in a multitude of facets including adolescent counseling for PreventED’s youth counseling program.
Jordan worked with ARCA and the recovery housing program in many different roles, when stepping into the Director of housing position in 2019. Jordan currently serves as a consultant for peer support specialists across the state on the MIMH/SOR consultant team. Additionally, Jordan provides expertise as a consultant for RecoVET, a recovery supportive housing organization. Jordan serves on the MCRSP (Missouri Coalition of Recovery Support Providers) executive board, including being a peer–reviewer for recovery housing organizations across the state that wish to obtain their NARR certification.
Jordan serves as a CPS and MRSS trainer for individuals wishing to obtain their credential in the state of Missouri. Jordan serves on state and national level coalitions that include MCRSP, RCGSTL and NPRA. Jordan has presented on the “Best Practices of Recovery Housing” on a national platform for NARR (National Alliance of Recovery Residency) and strives to make recovery housing programs the best they can possibly by using these practices along with compassion, love, and tolerance.
Nick Wills is an example of success in sober living. After struggling with addiction for many years, Nick was able to make a complete turnaround with the help of friends, family, and professionals. He found sobriety in the spring of 2021 and since then, he has gone on to lead an incredibly successful and fulfilling life. His accomplishments in sobriety range from achieving medical stability, maintaining a job in the healthcare industry, and becoming a mentor to other individuals struggling in their early recovery.
He now serves as part of the management team at RECOVET HEALTHCARE, a transitional living facility for veterans. At the transitional living facility, Nick helps veterans in their recovery process, ensuring they have the support they need to build a strong and successful future beyond their combat experiences. He credits his success in recovery to his investment in interpersonal relationships and his commitment to self-care. He is an inspiration to us all.
Shaun is a 43-year-old man who has recently celebrated 18 months of sobriety. After struggling with substance abuse in his earlier years, Shaun has been able to chip away at his addiction and has worked hard to stay sober. He is an example of positive change and staying true to his commitment.
Within the past year and a half that Shaun has been sober, he has found new ways to fill the time he was once spending in places and situations where his addiction flourished. He began attending group therapy sessions and learning facilitative skills to keep himself on track with his mental health.
He has experienced a great sense of reward by throwing himself into volunteer work and contributing to the wellbeing of his community. Shaun has immersed himself into mentorship roles with those also attempting to find their way to sobriety. He also enjoys outdoor activities and spending more personal time with his children.
Most recently, Shaun stepped into a professional role for a local nonprofit, managing a team of people that are actively working to help marginalized members of the community. He also has stepped into an instructor role teaching the construction class that is affiliated with the AGC here at RECOVET HEALTHCARE. He believes that leading by example and placing the needs of others before himself will give him long-term dedication to his new way of life.
Shaun is an exemplary role model and his commitment to his sobriety and taking care of himself has been an inspiration to many.